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Dark Prelude (Moonsongs, Book 3)

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Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Unfortunately, a lot of on-the-job training is required to be a monster hunter, and unlike her computer repair business, this gig could literally kill her.

Dark Prelude finds the feisty protagonist, Jenny, searching for her best fr
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Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published April 12th 2013 (first published April 9th 2013)
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Michael Offutt
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Dark Prelude" is a book whose title (I expect) sets the tone for things to come. A villain we met in an earlier book has done some nefarious things to a man that maybe had a reckoning of some kind coming, but he certainly didn't deserve what he got. And Jenny knows she is entirely responsible for this act of revenge.

There is a sense of doom being inside Jenny's skin, and that is perhaps the novella's greatest strength. It is a doom wherein we know tough choices will need to be made, that innoce
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Robyn Jones
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Dark Prelude (Moonsongs Book 3)
by E.J. Wesley
53 pages
I bought this novelette
4.5 STARS

Jenny's newly established monster fighting business has hit a dry spell and a cold front is moving in startlingly fast. With the ice and snow comes something more destructive than anything Jenny and Marshal have faced so far.

Dark Prelude is my favorite installment yet. The action and gore hit you early in the story. There's less mystery and more adventure this time. I love the potential for this series to resha
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Melissa Maygrove
Wow. I've enjoyed every one of the novelettes in this series, but this one is my favorite so far. The writing is professional, the pacing is swift, and the story stirs just about every emotion there is. One minute I'm laughing at one of the many witty lines, and the next, I'm on the edge of my seat or grabbing a tissue. Well done, Mr. Wesley. Well done.
Julie Flanders
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better with each book. Jenny is a simply awesome heroine and it's impossible not to get drawn in to her adventures. Wesley combines suspense, humor, and emotion with ease.

Dark Prelude's ending left me dying for more and I can't wait to see what Wesley has planned for Jenny next.
Laura Thomas
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the third novella in the Moonsongs Series. The author does some reminiscing in the beginning, bringing you up to speed.

There was one thing that lingered from the first story to the next. Finally it’s discovered. It gnawed at Jenn and kept me curious. The way the author popped it up now and then, like she wanted me to remember, had me thinking it was significant. It could be good or it could be bad for Jenn

Jenny’s paranormal investigation business is in a slump, leaving her with idle ti
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Ryan Snyder
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow. This book made me feel so much. So much happens to Jenny in just 56 short pages. That poor girl has to make some hard calls. Some dark stuff goes down, but It was not a hard read by any means. It was just as gory as the previous books in the series, but nothing that is going to keep me up tonight. The bad guys and the good guys are not all cut and dry. I was reading some sections nervously just waiting for something terrible to happen. The suspense, man. The suspense. O.o

I got to read about
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Erin Ezzell
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You never know what is going to come after Jenny next, or if she can find a way out yet another bad situation. In this episode of EJs thrilling series, Jenny has to figure out how to battle a troll, the local arrogant woman-hating bully with a gun, and her own sense of right & wrong in dealing with her best & only friend's pain while hunting another monster before it kills again. Not only are the stories fun, rich in imagery, & well written, the characters are what make it great. Marshall is my ...more
Tamara McLanahan
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anita Blake/Eve Dallas and a Grimm all rolled into one.

I continue to enjoy this series. Jenny is Anita Blake tough and edgy, not to mention snide and grumpy. She has a Grimm's knowledge and lineage and Eve Dallas' knack for finding trouble and corpses, along with her ingrained sense of justice and compassion. With a fluid and compelling writing style, Mr Wesley makes it easy to "willingly suspend disbelief" and get caught up in the Moonsong universe. Can't wait to read more in the series.
Alexia561
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
When Marshal's father disappears in book 3, Jenny fears the worst. She's afraid that there might be a monster on the loose and that her BFF's father may be one of its victims. When a despised bully heads out with a posse to track down the "animal" after the official search party is called off, Jenny tags along to try to rescue dad. Things don't end well...
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